Looking for a small flowering plant that likes a lot of water

One of the posts of the gate that leads to the garden was designed with a planter on top. It’s empty right now.

casaveneracion.com Empty planter

A similar planter is on the post of the second floor veranda.

casaveneracion.com Empty planter on the veranda

Of course, I don’t want them to stay empty. The thing is, these planters have no drainage. So, I can only plant them with something that likes a lot of water all the time.

casaveneracion.com Planter with overgrown fortune plant

The logical choice is the fortune plant. A third planter (near the front door) has a fortune plant that was already there when we moved in and which is now overgrown in every direction. I like fortune plants. But for these planters, I prefer a small flowering shrub that won’t die without well-drained soil. Mums are out. Zinnias too. I’m running out of ideas, to be honest. Suggestions are welcome.


Connie Veneracion

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6 Responses

  1. emyM says:

    A flowering cactus or succulent will thrive here.
    Good luck!

  2. carol says:

    Hi, Connie. I suggest you put your flowering plant in a small pot that fits the hole of the planter, and then occasionally take it out for watering. Just put it back after the water has drained considerably. A bit bothersome but that might do the trick :-)

  3. JMonreal says:

    Do you like the scent from the flowers of Jasmine or Sampaguita?

  4. Connie says:

    Carol, that is a great, great idea! Thanks. Now, I don’t have to feel so limited. :)

    JMonreal, I love them. We have a row of jasmine shrubs growing outside out bedroom window. Oh, I’ll take photos of them soon. Someone got overly enthusiastic with the trimming and I’m waiting for them to regrow a little taller. :)

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